What edition of NBA 2K24 should I Buy?

It is that time of year to get excited about the latest NBA game, NBA 2K24! This time it is a celebration of the Black Mamba himself, the late, great, and legendary, Kobe Bryant. He is truly one of the best players to ever grace the game and him being such a major part of NBA 2K24 is awesome. As is the case with most years, NBA 2K24 has a few different versions for you to consider and today we are rocking up to the rim, throwing down a 360 dunk, and finding out which is the best one for you.

When Is It Out & What Is It On?

NBA 2K24 will be released on September 8th, 2023. One of the best things about the game is that it is on everything! PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

Is There A Pre-Order Bonus?

No matter what version of NBA 2K24 you get, if you pre-order you get a pretty neat pre-order bonus pack that contains the following in game items,

5K Virtual Currency

5K MyTEAM Points

10x Promo Packs One Per Week

95 Rated Kobe Bryant Free Agent Card

5x 6 MyCAREER Skill Boost Types

3x 3 Gatorade Boost Types

It is worth shopping around as some stores are offering some fun extras, for example in the UK, video game retailer, GAME is offering a free mini basketball if you pre-order.

NBA 2K24 Kobe Bryant Edition

The NBA 2K24 Kobe Bryant Edition is the base version of this year’s game, it is awesome how it has a classic Kobe on the cover wearing his original Lakers number 8 jersey. This is priced at the now standard, $69,99/£69,99 on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series. However, the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch versions of the game are priced at $59,99/£59,99. This is available digitally and physically and you get the game and the pre-order content with this release.

NBA 2K24 WNBA Edition

The NBA 2K24 WNBA Edition is rather interesting, it is the same (in content and price) as the Kobe Bryant Edition, but this is only available physically and the difference is that on the box we have, Sabrina Ionescu from the New York Liberty.

NBA 2K24 Black Mamba Edition

The NBA 2K24 Black Mamba Edition is available both digitally and physically and it is priced at $99,99/£89,99. It comes with a different box than the Kobe Bryant Edition if you buy it physically, but it is the vast amount of in game items that it comes with that makes this a great purchase for those that know they are going to be spending a lot of time with the game. Included are the following items,

Dual Platform (so both PS4 and PS5 for example)

100K VC and 15K MyTEAM Points

10 MyTEAM Promo Packs

MyCAREER Skill Boosts and Apparel

2 Hour Double XP Coin

Kobe Bryant Sapphire MyTEAM Card

For those that are really into MyTEAM and MyCAREER, the stuff you are getting here is very useful.

NBA 2K24 25th Anniversary Edition

Has it really been this long since NBA 2K was first released on the Sega Dreamcast? Anyway, the NBA 2K24 25th Anniversary Edition is the big and expensive version of this year’s game and it is only available digitally. The price for this is, $149,99/£129,99. That is a lot of money, but for that money, you are getting the following items,

Dual Platform (so both PS4 and PS5 for example)

100K VC and 50K MyTEAM Points

10 MyTEAM Promo Packs

MyCAREER Skill Boost and Apparel

Gatorade Boosts

Kobe Bryant Free Agent Card

12-Month NBA League Pass subscription

It is worth noting that the 12-month NBA League Pass Subscription is an awesome perk, but it is only available in certain countries, it is not available in the following countries, Japan, China, Belarus, Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Kosovo, North Korea, Russia, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, and Syria.

What Edition Of NBA 2K24 Should I Buy?

If you know for sure you are going to be spending a lot of time in the MyCAREER and MyTEAM game modes, the NBA 2K24 Black Mamba Edition is probably the one to get as all of those bonuses are going to be actually very useful. The NBA 2K24 25th Anniversary Edition is great if you are someone that subscribes to the NBA League Pass each season so that could make that edition worthwhile. For us, we feel for a 25th Anniversary Edition, it should have come with a physical version that had some kind of cool collectible. We also want to mention that NBA 2K24 WNBA Edition as that has the potential to be a bit of a collector’s item in the future as it is a rather unusual edition to be released.

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